Saturday, November 12, 2016


Negroland / Margo Jefferson 248 pgs.

A wonderful memoir of growing up in Chicago and being part of the elite of black society.  Jefferson tells of her childhood.  Her dad a physician, her mom dedicated to raising her and her sister to stay at the top of the class structure within the community.  Margo and her sister were given the best education, did the best extracurricular activities, learned how to behave in all situations.  But as the girls grow up, things are changing a bit.  The civil rights movement, feminism, ideas about race and culture make the some of the lessons learned as a girl less important.  Jefferson is a wonderful writer and this book does a great job of telling its story.  Thought provoking.

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